All those glitters might not be gold, but all the glamour is. TIHG gives you pointers on how to tastefully add gold to your decor.
Break the dated decor rules. Have you shied away from gold, because you think it’s too daring or you’re afraid to mix metals in your home? Well it’s time to think again. Decorating with metallics, especially gold, is super trendy right now, and it’s easy to incorporate a bit of that ‘gilded age’ splendour to your abode without going overboard.
You can begin with the kitchen and dining room, as these spaces are perfect for flirting with gold before introducing the rest of your home on a larger scale. In fact, a wide range of amazing culinary products are available for your perusal.
Interior designer Priyanka Tandon (via Livspace) even suggests, “Gold is an expression of sun’s energy and brings life and light. Golden accessories like golden decorative candles, candle holders, vases, tabletop runners, centerpieces, decorative
balls and flowers all can add glitz to your home.” Also since gold is immune to most chemicals and weather conditions, it will last a very long time, after all, Egyptian gold treasures from the pyramids are still in pristine condition after 5,000 years. Aarshi Jariwala (via Livspace), an interior designer from Bengaluru says, “Metallic ceiling or a shiny wallpaper and accessories are the best way to introduce metallics in your interiors. Gold works particularly when it is teamed with soft textures such as velvet, to avoid it from looking very harsh.”
“Gold looks royal, it jells well with brown and black, especially leather,” says Punam Kalra of I’M The Centre of Applied Arts.
Gold is the bold new trend. Gold leafing, embellishments in its shining hue brings in affluence, sophistication and a sense of magic.
In short, just adding gold to your decor will reduce your expenses while still making your home go from drab to fab.